Our final day with the tour group
Today we took the bus to the town of Santa Margherita and took the ferry to Portofino. Both of these villages are on the water and are primarily fishing villages. Portofino is a high end town that is frequented by the rich. While we were in town the Rolex Sailing Race was going on, sailboats were everywhere. We shopped the town and then headed back on the ferry to Santa Margherita for lunch. Last night we discovered a Pizza called Diavolo, which means spicy. It has spicy sausage and peppers and is delicious!
Back at the hotel, Kelly, Louise and I took off our shoes and walked in the Mediterranean Sea. This was a first. The water was initially cool and then felt wonderful, it has been unseasonably hot here in Italy.
Here are a couple of pictures
The buildings in both these towns are painted like art work on the outside, in one of the above pics you can see that they even painted sculptures on the wall to make it look like there were actually there.
This was one of those stands you could pose in. I was the only one willing to do it.
This is the beach bar area that is reserved for our hotel. It was a very nice set up,
This was taken while on the ferry of the shore line, beautiful sites all around.
Tomorrow we pack up and head to Florence where we will take the train to Venice. We'll be in Venice for a couple of days and then take the train to Milan. The plan is to fly home on the 21.
The hotel in Venice does not provide free internet. I'll have to see what they plan on charging and hopefully it won't be much, so I can continue to update you. I'll be in touch,